Exploring Possible Futures
Take a look at the future and learn how to develop and use models in environmental and energy economics with this online course from the University of Basel.
Who is the course for?
This course is intended for anyone interested in the topics of environmental economics and energy economics, including students at MSc or advanced BA level and policy makers.
To gain the most from this course, we encourage you to examine the details of the provided model examples, which require some basic knowledge in mathematics and microeconomics.
This course is not facilitated. Learners are encouraged to support one another, share personal experiences, and see new perspectives.
What topics will you cover?
Climate change and energy policies.
Evidence-based recommendations on current problems of energy policy.
Models in environmental economics and energy economics.
Building blocks of models and possible applications.
Informed decisions by the results of different modeling approaches.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Develop and use models in environmental economics and energy economics, covering conceptual aspects, basic design choices, and numerical and computational challenges.
Discuss topical issues like climate change and energy policies.
Explore different modeling approaches.
Investigate in the mathematical formulation underlying models.
Apply your knowledge to example models and adjust their specifications.
Interpret and use the results of different modeling approaches to make informed decisions.